Establishment McConnell, Obamacare, and Word-Warriors Cruz and Meadows

I have serious misgivings about the processes and people we have in place in Washington D.C. In our modern day.  It’s not the Constitution that’s the problem, but rather the Senate and House procedures and the perverse thinking of the people who put them in place. Our representatives care more about themselves than the people they represent.

I call these people the #Establishment.  They care more about their wealth and power than the benefit of the country as a whole.  It represents the Socialism slide our leaders  have gone down, taking us further and further into a caste system of classes: Haves and Have-nots.

The Haves and Have-Nots

  • Our Rulers, our “better” are the Haves.
  • The Country Class (“us”) are broken into two simple categories:
    1. Those who have either fallen into the Under Employed / Unemployed category – forced either directly or indirectly by Government policy – the HAVE-NOTS
    2. Those who by fortunate choices early on in career, or being in a lucky gene-club (born to well-off parents), whatever – they have managed to have  path of gainful employment due to technical specialty or other need – the HAVES

I’m not a Black Lives Matter or Vagina Monologue sympathizer for the rebellion and violence they foment, but their message is rooted in the above – HAVE-NOT.  They are laying blame for problems at the wrong feet.   I point you, the reader, to either the 24 hour news cycle propaganda or our “Betters”, the ruling class, causing a chasm and perceived necessary dependence upon Government for the Country-Class existene (Haves and Have-nots) existence.

Side Note: I hope the recent CNN Russia Debacle has opened eyes and minds to the existence of a False News Narrative (FNN, #FakeNews.)

Obamacare and the Establishment

The problem of propaganda aside, the Washington ruling class is a serious problem.  First they (as #Establishment Democrats) foisted Obamacare on the country.  It wasn’t popular in 2010 and neither in 2016/2017 as its ramifications came to fruition: you can’t keep your doctor cause he quit (expensive Government Regulation) and the soaring cost for less-coverage (in Arizona with 110% increases and Health care costing more than a mortgage.) 

Another problem is we have a whole younger generation who matured knowing nothing but Obamacare and have an incorrect belief no one will have health coverage without a government guarantee.  Utter nonsense, but that’s what our “Betters” have engineered, on purpose.

That brings me to Mitch McConnell and the Obamacare Repeal this week. We’ve had “Republicans” promising to dump this job killing, bank account-draining albatross during the campaign. Now here it is and we have an #Establishment Republican standing in the way of Repeal.  In some ways he listens to the voices of his “buddies” in Washington D.C. And ignores the outcry from the rest of the Country-Class – outside the D.C. area. 

Whatever it is, he (and other Senators) believe his retention of Power and Wealth are dependent upon how the vote goes (primarily to keep the Law in place.).  Obamacare is onerous legislation that harms people more than helps. And our betters are more afraid of the media and the jabber in Washington that us out here in the country-class.  

Word Warriors to the Rescue

I am glad there is a Non-Violent Civil War (of words) going on right now.  Obamacare, other nasty harmful Obama policies need to be repealed and rolled back to give us health.  I am also thankful for word warriors like Mark Meadows and Ted Cruz taking the fight to Washington D.C.  On our behalf.  

The Hill had a decent write up on this today. 
Conservative warns McConnell to not give up on ObamaCare repeal

Send them your support via messages, social posts. Let the world know love of Obama policies is not universal – as liberals like to convince themselves – and scream at the rest of us if we disagree with them (Fascism.)

Diminish the Cause

I saw the following conversation appear in my Facebook “news”-feed last week, sharing an article.

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This is the link to the unflattering Babylon Bee Article Which isolates some silly President Trump Twitter Tweets about a Whitehouse Step apparently Obama had constructed, followed by “Sick Guy”

The debate started when this person wrote “Resign already. You’re not up to the task.”

Friend-1 wrote back with all of Trump’s accomplishments … Author replied Trump is being petulant on Twitter … Friend-2 wrote about how morally flawed the President is … and Friend-2 asked “how can Christians defend (or support) Donald J Trump?” … I [FruitOnTheBottom] spoke of my appreciation for him taking arrows for things I believe in — Main Stream Media/Democrat Politicians like to berate & make fun of my beliefs … [Author]wrote God is judging the United States through the Presidency of Donald J Trump …
 
This went on for over 70 additional replies and sub-replies. 
 
A lot of sweat beads on brows and head butting. Sinful human beings out in the open, On the World Wide Web unable to reasonably agree in a reasonable dialog. Not a surprise.
 
The biggest impact I believe were the several non-conservative / Donald Trump detractors watching from the sidelines who either “Liked” the thread or offered a short reply somewhere. This is where I take a little issue with these Never-Trumpers, emboldening the detractors.

A little background:

I know these people. Go to church with these people – Evangelical plain-vanilla Christians. And we’ve been having these same discussions since before the completion of the November elections.
 
They are generally mild-mannered, reasonable, extremely intelligent folks. They are not your typical “Not my president” violent-protestor dirt bags setting streets on fire and smashing windows on banks and Starbucks stores.  But they probably get angry at the news of the day as sometimes we all do.
 
I was a Ted Cruz supporter until I couldn’t be one any longer.  I went with the candidate my side chose. 
These other guys, well … they decided to go the “Independent” route, which meant Libertarian Gary Johnson – who got smeared by the snobby know-it-all Establishment 24 hours news cycle for not knowing where-is Aleppo (Syria).  We all know now, at poor Gary’s expense.  But he is a huge Marijuana legalization guy, so I trust after losing badly in the election he rolled up a doob and went Bob Marley on the world: “Every little thing … gonna be alright.”  So I don’t feel too bad for him.
 
More disclosure: I am against Cannabis legalization, and I have for a long time been anti-Establishment (both Democrat AND Republican) as that is the group selling out our country for their own power.
 
Lastly “Make America Great Again” resonates with me. I remember a time growing up in the 80’s when National Pride was still okay.  Today if you have any love of country you’re an unsophisticated boob (that is what I refer to as #Establishment.)
 

Diminishing the President, Diminishing Their Cause

Never Trumpers

So here are these Never-Trumpers smashing the president, calling him names, dengrating him, and calling into question the thinking of Christians who would deign to support Donald J Trump. This morally flawed, un-Christian President.
In their mind they have separated the man from the issues. They could celebrate the victories if they just get over by whose hand they are coming.

The Never America Crowd

Trolling around is a small but rabid group that wants to see Donald J Trump AND his policies destroyed at all costs.  And these are people with whom we also go to church, and possibly some, not.
– Identity politics.
– Politics of Security (Government control of citizen lives in exchange for retirement, an Obamaphone, Health Care, etc.)
– Empathizing with Illegals and Syrian refugees (rather than guarding the fort at home, they disregard dangers coming across our borders.)
– One person even went so far to say they mourned with the people outside our country that Trump was elected.
These people watch this Facebook back & forth and cheer it on, not just for the [Author’s] sake of tearing down the president, but also for tearing down all for which he stands, his agenda.

  • Make America Great Again
  • Push against the predominant media culture defining its opponents through a slanted over broadcast
  • Stand for what is right, and push to make that happen
  • Guard our home borders for the citizens 
    • this doesn’t disregard the alien nor the widow as God has left us a pattern in His word (the Bible)
  • Enforce the Laws, not disregard them because it makes some people feel bad (for whatever reason.)
    • This is a perversion of Justice
  • Put Americans back to work
  • Reasonable Environmental Policy

(Under “normal?” circumstances the Never-Trumpers would be in agreement with these.)

Instead they take the tear-down route, which emboldens those who not only want to see Trump destroyed and resign, but also believe America is so guilty of crimes against humanity it deserves to be diminished. They are okay if America expose itself to the illegal alien and the Syrian refugee –  of whom approximately 20% of crossers were counted as  ISIS terrorists. (Think of the recent months with Terror attacks in Great Britain and France.)
 
When a Never-Trumper takes a stand against the rightly elected leader of the country, they are also taking a stand against the above items, emboldening the enemies (both foreign and domestic) to the US. This is the one part that fails to click. And all the while they look down their noses to those who do, as if they inhabit the Moral High Ground.
 

They are too blinded by their own pride to see that, but I love this quote from that thread:

From a Facebook reply:

You joined the other side by helping it get elected

[Responder] You joined the other side by helping it get elected when you took your vote away from the side you normally vote for … I don’t believe the ends justify the means either, and neither was that my argument. He’s not accomplishing his agenda by tweeting. He’s following the means set up by the Constitution to bring about the good ends seen above … the non-violent civil war is a reality whether you like it or not. Many conservatives have been talking about it for a while now, including Dennis Prager { America’s 2nd Civil War } and David Greenfield from Frontpage Magazine {The Civil War is Here}

 

What I appreciate about Trump

Do I like some of Trumps tweets? Not really. But I love the fact he is not a Washington Insider.  He is the richest person to behave like an average Joe-the-Plumber. 
 
He has really got the attention of the #Establishment as they are literally cracking up before our eyes.  (Maxine Watters is really having a public relations cow out there).
 

I see the politicians slamming him overseas, and CNN, MSNBC chasing the wind as they invent scandals to chase – like #Russia or Trump or the “Golden Showers” #dossier. It is literally Fake News. All made up to push a narrative people like John McCain and Jake Zuckerberg want to see pushed.  

 
But The cool thing is, the #Establishment know its threatened and that’s why they are acting they way they do now.
 

From a Facebook reply: 

[FruitOnTheBottom]
One thing about Trump I appreciate: The Media, Democrats, and general Left like to Impugn, make fun of, castigate **everything** I believe in. Any-other and every-other elected “Republican” (#Establishment) has just sat there and took it. Trump is showing you can fight this crap back and the people back him up. The Tweets and some of his methods aren’t the best, but CNN and MSNBC dish this poison 92% anti-trump/anti-myBeliefs (and it was the same during Bush years) – just as bad during Reagan’s years with the 3 big networks. I’m tired of the hypocrisy where the left can play dirty and the right has to sit there and take it with a grin. I’m glad. Go Trump

 

Final Thought

Never-Trump-ism has its roots in two things:

  1. Trump is confident (“your gonna get used to winning” he says) — Today, you aren’t supposed to be that confident
  2. The October Surprise if the Access Hollywood tape being released by NBC
    • In it Trump said some pretty awful things, believing the camera to be off
    • It was “illegally” released by NBC. It violated California Law to release a secretly recorded message of someone without there knowledge 
How dare a pig like that get-off acting as if he can take the Moral high ground when he’s just a bottom feeder? 
 
That tape has had the desired affect of turning off some Christians.  I get that. That tape made me cringe.
But his confidence is something of which to take note. We are not allowed to be this confident today, especially as men. They modern day snowflakes liken it to arrogance, preferring the cowardly, back-seat, passive aggressive type male, James Comey as Mister Sexy/Hot.
 
America needs a Donald J Trump – and everything that he is – to be President. He has balls. Brass ones. This is a rare characteristic trait. Look at Jeb Bush, or Mit Romney, or John Kasich. These guys still sitting around with hurt feelings after the 2016 campaign. (Mit only because he was a Never Trumper not running for election.). Each of them the passive aggressive, play the Establishment game-i-tarians. They would let Obamacare – the most damaging legislation ever passed in muy lifetime – stand without so much a whisper of opposition, let Iran keep the current Nuclear deal while trying some “sly” route to break it down, and try to place with the Media and Democrats to show they can “reach across the aisle.” In other words, our country would’ve continued its downward slide. Excpet by God’s grace he gave a strong President in Donald J Trump.
 
So when the Never Trumpers sound off against the President, they are sounding off against what is good for the country, and what is quite possibly their own beliefs. Like Jesus said – he who is with-you/for-you is not against you. Can’t quite ge these #NT believers there. But I’m, hoping.

Rage in the Nation

I think Peggy Noonan did a good job writing about the hatred and anger coursing through our country today in her article “Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous“.  Put an exclamation point on the “It’s dangerous” clause.  I encourage you to read the article, and take my words as a quick addendum.

I also will refer you to blog entries I’ve recently written observing this behavior:

During the Barack Obama presidency a great many things occurred I not only disagreed with, but recognized how detrimental they are to our country.  Obama Care, Benghazi debacle, and worst of all giving Iran a green light to start making nuclear weapons. What the #^%!?

As a good citizen concerned about my country I sat back and watched it, chomping at the bit for my next time to vote. And I did. But up to that point you didn’t see me, or anyone like me, out protesting, smashing windows, making fun of people, being derogatory, mean spirited towards people – for making their choice in both 2008 and 2012.

But for those on the left, once Donald Trump was announced winner, they’ve become unhinged, Angry, Violent, Dangerous. Even those in the church – Jesus’ body here on earth to do the will of the Father, directed by the Holy Spirit – have succumbed to the  zeitgeist of our culture.

  • I have seen neighbors
    • … state on their social media accounts that politics supersedes relationships.  (Mind you Jesus wholeheartedly disagrees – people are first.)
    • …  call out they need to get to know and love people with skin other than caucasian.
    • We have fellow church members who
      • … take to giving cold shoulders, an unlistening/uncaring ear when they discover you flow contradictory to their favored political issue or movement
      • … will argue their point almost mercilessly on Social Media – posting edgy statements as they argue back and forth.

        [My wife has started to ‘unfollow’ people for her sanity]

  • I’ve seen community-leaders seemingly rage on Social Media against the straw-men they’ve drawn up as the bigots of our time.

    The Sudanese refugees  have been a hot topic recently  The recent terrorist attacks in Europe coming out of the group have not appeared to have any effect on their “snobby-American” bashing for not loving on these poor people (with Terrorists in their midst.)

All of these folks don’t me in entirety, or my day-to-day situation, but I leave their messages (whether off the stage, on a street corner, or from a web browser) feeling as if they’ve sized me up as the biggest mysoginistic-bigot offender ever.  And as they write or speak, I can sense the rage.

They get all angst’ed up over Donald Trump overlooking Barack Obama’s outright race baiting. Before him, Bill Clinton was misogynist in chief.  But both men are heralded as Great Democrat Presidents from the past.

I made clear my choice this time around (actually each time around) in the enthusiastic hope my choice would be the winner.  There was spirited debate on and off social media. But the difference this time is their rage hasn’t subsided.  I keep waiting for them to run out of energy, but as a group the Left has a LOT of energy.  And they will support a lie as well as anyone could.  And as for friends.  They want to stay cold as they look down their nose to those they consider politically and ideologically inferior.

I Consider God’s Word in these matters.

  • Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to one another out of reverence of Christ
  • Philippians 2:3-4  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8aLove is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never ends.

It would be nice to see less toxic rhetoric, more abiding by laws, and more love and tolerance coming from the left.  We’d have a whole different outcome to our modern day.

UPDATED 6/20 – Bachelor in Paradise: “It’s not my fault”

Sex in the modern age

So there was some alleged “Bachelor in Paradise” sexual misconduct that shut down production.

Now a gal has stepped forward, Corrinne Olympios, saying she is a victim and she hired a lawyer.

UPDATE 6/16/2017 – I Made the point in the original post the guy in this matter will be demonized, and according to this yahoo story, this has started: DeMario Jackson says he lost his job amid scandal.
 
UPDATE 6/20/2017 – And now it was proven no misconduct occurred: Bachelor will resume filming; no sexual assault occurred … but seriously, DeMario’s life has been sent in a tailspin. He is young and I hope he recovers well.
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I watched a silly TMZ Gossip clip on YouTube about the incident which effectively summarized the event (anonymously labled) and followed up that the cameras were rolling and the gal appeared totally engaged despite her claim otherwise.
 
Corrinne is attempting to play the victimized innocent girl card. And there are social internet comments already coming out trying to play the race card.
 

I dont really care about the ins and outs of the event or the participants. But what we have here is somebody who put herself in a compromising situation and she wants to blame everybody else except herself. The problem of the situation is exacerbated with we sprinkle in the schizophrenia of our culture’s “values”:

  • We should be free to have sex with whomever we choose
  • You cannot have sex with someone who doesn’t consent
  • If someone is too incapacitated to conset, you cannot proceed
 

So here is a gal riding dirty on a guy getting him all pumped up to rock it.According to reports (Fake news is a real thing mind you), she appears totally in control and aware of the events

After the fact she claims she was blacked out, unaware of events

Bluntly, the guy in this matter is getting the raw end of the deal. If she agressive towards him, she has no resonable expectation for him to back down.
 
Now, having said that, there is an overriding law that is being buried by the increasing display of depravity in our culture, which is God’s Law. “Oh No!” you may say, here is the Holy Roller. And maybe so. But I guarantee one thing. If they (even just “she”) were careful to guard themselves in any way, this would not have occurred and this show could’ve gone on, selling commercials, getting ratings, and everyone walking out as if it were happily ever-after (or at least the way things ought to be.)
 
God tells us fidelity is His character and he expects us to abide according to that. That fidelity is to be to the (future/present) Marriage Bed. Most of us have failed in that way, but let us acknowledge that fidelity for both parties would’ve averted this situation.
 

Hewbrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

 
God also reminds us to avoid getting drunk (for you nitpickers out there I didn’t say God commands us to avoid drinking a glass of wine or beer) for it leads to debauchery (as in this case.) And that alone condemns this Corrinne as not being a victim but a willing participant. She got drunk willingly. She was acting on her own volitions (lack of inhibitions.) Don’t put this off on the poor guy.

Ephesians 5:17-18 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Seriously, this gal has no standing. Our culture may rally to her defense, and this poor young man (black, white, hispanic, asian – doesn’t matter) will get the butt-end of a public bat because he is a guy who got drunk, and messed around with an aggressive drunk gal. And now she’s whining.
 
In God’s court of Law they are both guilty and need to repent. Thankfully, God came and died on a cross for our sins, then rising from the dead he conquered death. If we repent (turn away from ) our sins and turn towards God, in faith, he will wash our sins away and give us the victory over death that Jesus won. And we will be counted innocent in his eyes. Even this situation can be cleaned by God’s healing hands.
 
Lastly, do not listen to the court of deceivers in our culture. Go to the truth. It will set you free. And watching this stuff transpire will give you a headache wondering why people do such depraved stupid things. I send you to Genesis 3 and the Fall of Man for that answer.

A Prayer for Alexis

To whomever will be a prayer warrior: I follow this site called Quora (Quora.com)
There was an answer to a question:

What is the most psychologically damaging thing you can say to a child?

The question has sparked over 100 answers to date (June 10, 2017), but there was one particular answer that drew my attention, one from an Alexis in Australia.

I am the adult daughter of a teenage rape victim.

She was 15 years old when it happened, and he left her for dead. This was in 1988, she didn’t have the emotional capacity to comprehend that trauma …

Would you pray for Alexis?

Pray that God would lead the right influences into her life and show her she has worth in God’s eyes?  Pray also God breaks her heart for her own sin so she can truly experience:

  • The true love of Jesus – total forgiveness, complete acceptance at the cross.
  • The ability to forgive her mom’s neglect and abuse (Through Christ’s power)
  • Forgiveness of her own problems that must be weighing her down.

Satan is a crafty accuser. He will remind us of how unworthy we are every waking minute to keep us from approaching God’s throne of Grace and Mercy.  His time is short and he knows he cannot do anything to God himself, so he is left to trashing God’s creation – and he’s doing a mighty fine job of it (within God’s sovereign limits.)

(James) The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective as they are working. God is at work around our Globe. Please send up a prayer that God would rescue this soul that has seen way worse than anything I’ve experienced in this lifetime.

Jim Comey’s “‘House of Cards”

There are two narratives that came out of the James Comey hearings on Thursday 8, June 2017:

1) James Comey made Trump look really bad
or
2) James Comey made the Russia Debacle look like a “Nothing Burger” and he himself looks really bad.

Watching House of Cards of Netflix, this whole affair in Washington is beginning to be reminiscent of the dirty-feel-politics of House of Cards.  Real Life is truly becoming as-crazy, or crazier, than fiction.

My first exposure to James Comey came from the Hillary Clinton email server scandal – which of course itself came to nothing.  By no means was this due to lack of criminal evidence (See this LA Times article published June 2017 re-combing through the statements) as detailed by then FBI Director Comey in press conference.  Rather, he would not prosecute because there was no intent to commit a crime (awww shucks, Hillary is just a hick from Arkansas.)  For me his credibility was shot at that point.

Of course he pretended to reopen the investigation after Loretta Lynch secretly met Bill Clinton on the tarmac  in Phoenix, Arizona.  Comey “lost faith” in the DOJ investigation – which again came to nothing.  Credibility getting even lower.

Now there’s this whole issue of Comey is fired and now he is testifying before congress that

  1. He leaked memos he took of one-on-one conversations he had with President Trump (misrepresenting the actual meeting content based on feelings)
  2. He didn’t confront the president on anything he thought suspect because he was cowardly (Comey’s testimony words, not my own)
  3. He was trying to get a Special Investigation going into Russia and Trump

From my point of view (for anyone who cares) on the Russian Election Involvement – its opposition party politics trying to make up another lame excuse why Hillary Lost.  The problem is it is being used to tear up the country, anger another country (Russia), and waste millions of tax payer dollars and time when there is so much other desperate need in our country.  But the #Establishment of our Government (even the so-called “Deep State”) doesn’t care.  All that matters is their power.

And this is the house of cards.  James Comey has been seemingly LOVING this spotlight attention.  He can feel important to the cause for his 15 minutes of fame, not knowing those truly in power are going to use him up, spit him out, and move on to the next “big thing” that will help destabilize the President, leaving Comey on the side of the road to lick his wounds and even stand up and walk away in solitude on his own.

But this is a situation almost of his own making – or at least orchestrated by someone he wants to please, but Comey will take the fall.  He already looks like crap to the rest of us Flyover-NonEstablishment country folks.

So I come across this rather lengthy article, as posted by @Brit Hume on Twitter, A Federalist article by Sean Davis.  It was a good read and even confirms what we suspect of Comey – a partisan opportunist who will use any situations and pervert it to his advantage.

Read here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/17/former-attorney-general-on-comeys-integrity-jims-loyalty-was-more-to-chuck-schumer/ 

So this brings me to my final thought on this whole house of cards.  God gave some very clear commands to the kings of Israel in Deuteronomy, one of which I captured as Verse-Image in my YouVersion account today:

{The King} 18 “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, 2 Ki 11:12

“>hhe shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, Dt 31:9 Dt 31:26 2 Ki 22:8 2 Ch 34:14